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    36 Useful Things You'll Probably Feel Extremely Smart For Owning

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    1. A Bug Bite Thing suction tool that literally sucks out all the insect venom and saliva from your skin. The itching disappears within seconds!

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    Some reviewers say it has strong suction power, so use it lightly!

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors)

    2. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription perfect for java lovers looking to try out coffee from around the world. Each month, you'll receive 12 ounces of freshly roasted coffee, flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips.

    A box of the coffee bag, a post card, and flavor notes
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    You can get a single bag of coffee every four weeks.

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+.

    To learn why not one, but THREE BuzzFeed Shopping team members love this, check out "This Subscription Service Delivers You Fresh Coffee From Around The World."

    3. An ice cube tray that makes 60 (yes, 60!) ice cubes that are just like the ones you get in fast food drinks. Now the next time the craving hits, you can just pop out some of these lil' cuties instead of going to the drive-thru!

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    Promising review: "I gotta say this is as close to fast-food ice as you can get from a home ice cube tray. It's the perfect shaped ice. It is easily chewed. I've tried the big ice balls made for whiskey glasses and they seem to melt so fast. This simple ice is much better for everyday drinks." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.28.

    4. A 365 Blanket from Muslin Comfort which, as the name suggests, can be used year-round because of its lightweight, breathable material (no more night sweats!). It's oversized and machine washable, so you can use this in place of a traditional heavy comforter and top sheet.

    gray oversizes muslin comfort blanket on a bed that has a white comforter on it
    Muslin Comfort

    The blanket comes a 30-night, risk-free trial with free returns. Reviewers say that the blanket is truly oversized, and many recommend sizing down depending on your mattress size.

    Promising review: "This is so soft, beautiful, well-made and comfortable as a summer, warm weather blanket. I have a queen size bed and got the full size. It fits perfectly and is plenty big. It is very light and breathable, but has a light blanket weight to it so you do not feel like you are missing anything. It has definitely helped with night sweats. Worth the investment!" —Lileen C.

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that specializes in 100% muslin cotton bed & bath products.

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    5. Or a blanket from Rumpl designed to go everywhere you go: camping trips, on the beach, on a road trip. Built to feel like a sleeping bag, it's packable, insulated, repels sand, and is made out of 100% recycled material. OH! And you can wear it over you like a cape thanks to a front loop closure.

    two models outside camping with rumpl blankets draped around them
    Rumpl

    Promising review: "I use this blanket EVERYWHERE. I love using it at my desk when I’m too cold, or in bed when I need another layer — I take it on road trips in the car and the stuff sack makes it so easy to pack. The cape clip is also a favorite feature to snuggle up on the couch or on the back patio. We have three dogs and one of the best things about having this versus my other throws is that the dog hair doesn’t stick to it. I can shake it out and it's right as rain. My mom used it too the other day when she was visiting — and now wants to get her hands on one as well!" —Lena P.

    Rumpl is a small business based out of Portland, Oregon that makes stylish, cozy "sleeping bag blankets" meant for indoor and outdoor activities.

    Get it from Rumpl for $74.25+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A packet of Miracle-Gro water storing crystals if you have trouble figuring out how much water your house plants actually need. These crystals swell to absorb water and release later, which will help prevent over and under watering.

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    Promising review: "I have deck rail flower boxes and they get full sun most of the day. I filled in the drain holes to hold more water and added these to the soil. Both made a huge difference in the quality of life for the plants. They were and still are gorgeous even if I couldn't water every day. I do have to admit I used more per planter than the recommended amount." —Pattijwr

    Get it from Amazon for $8.72.

    7. An Always Pan that's as beautiful as it is practical. This one pan can replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. People with a small kitchen and limited storage space: this do-it-all pan was made for you.

    Our Place

    Promising review: "Best and most versatile one out there. I’ve had a few great pans; this is more than that. You can cook so many different things easily. I love experimental cooking, and I also love trying to make foods from cultures I’m not experienced with. The size, shape, depth, 'accessories' sold with it, and additional pieces they offer to work with it make it the most versatile one out there. It makes cooking any food from any recipe a million times more simple. Super easy to clean too with a non-stick surface that’s better than any other out there." —Anna C.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).

    8. A Roll Keeper organizer for anyone with a large t-shirt collection and limited storage space. With this, you'll be able to see all of your T-shirts at once, which makes getting ready in the morning so much easier.

    Mallory Mower's closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is a woman-owned small business from Kelso, Washington. Check out this helpful video that shows you how to load and unload the Roll Keeper!

    Check out this promising review from BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower who owns (and loves!) the Roll Keeper: "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99.

    9. A set of cup holder coasters to soak up any pesky spills and keep your cup holders from being all sticky. Plus: it adds an extra touch of decor to your car!

    Reviewer's picture of the marble car coasters in their car
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    Promising review: "I didn't think much of the product when it was delivered. It looks great but I thought it can't work. Wow, I was wrong. I have no more drips in the car cup holders. This little coaster absorbs all the moisture and dries quickly. I will have to order for the second car." —Fred G.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. A NordVPN two-year plan that you can use on up to six devices to get secure and private access to the internet, even when using a public Wi-Fi. You'll rest assured knowing your personal information is protected.

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    Get a two-year protection plan from NordVPN for $4.13/month.

    To learn more, check out "15 Phone Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know."

    11. A double dog leash if you're sick and tired of having two leashes get all tangled up whenever you take your dogs for a walk.

    Reviewer's picture of two different-sized dogs being walked on the same leash
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    Promising review: "This leash exceeded my expectations! I chose this one based on the reviews and I am so happy. We have a big dog and a little dog. I wanted to walk them together but was concerned the big one would hurt her if he saw a bunny he wanted to lunge towards. Well he tried a couple times, but the bungee leash is phenomenal. And the handle is so comfy with the underlying material that it doesn't hurt my hand." —C. Zahorchak

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. A bottle of detangling primer from Amika that not only keeps your hair tangle-free, but it also protects your tresses against heat damage as you style it. We love a multi-tasking hair product!

    bottle of amika detangling primer with an orange and pink pattern
    Beautybeez

    It's safe for color-treated hair, and it's free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, preservatives, gluten, mineral oil, sodium chloride, petrolatum and artificial colors.

    Beautybeez is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in North Hollywood, CA and is a modern beauty supply store for women of color.

    Get it from Beautybeez for $25.

    13. A Rael heating patch for anyone who suffers from the torture of menstrual cramps. Just stick the patch on your underwear near where you feel pain, and the natural ingredients will immediately warm up to a therapeutic temperature to give you relief all day long as you go about your business.

    Rael

    Promising review: "I’ve been using Rael menstrual products for almost two years now and I have no complaints and love their products... BUT THE HEATING PATCH... Oh my gosh it changed my life! This is the most amazing product for people who struggle with major cramps and terrible periods. I am finally able to get through my days comfortably without having to be in horrible pain while I’m walking or even sitting! I also love that it is all natural!! You guys make the best products. Thank you so so much!!" —Arabella

    Get a packof three from Rael for $4.80.

    14. A purifying clay mask from Cetaphil because even people with sensitive skin swear by the powers of this mask! It absorbs oil and grease that can clog pores, leaving you with the clear, moisturized skin of your dreams.

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "So this product kept popping up on BuzzFeed as a must-have for skin and lists of great products for an affordable price. The review that convinced me was one that said their nose looked like a strawberry before this product but it made a huge difference in their pores. I tried it and so did my teenage sons and we could definitely see a big difference! I wish we had taken before-and-after photos. Their acne definitely improved as well." —DulceCeleste

    Get it from Amazon for $11.02.

    To learn more about why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team recommends this, check out "I'm Obsessed With Cetaphil's Purifying Clay Mask And, Honestly, I Just Want To Talk To Someone About It."

    15. A jalapeño corer for anyone who knows the struggles of trying to get the seeds and ribs out of the center of these little guys. If you're someone who hates getting jalapeño juice on their fingers (the burn!!!), you'll love how this gadget allows you to spend minimal time touching the peppers.

    Reviewer's picture of multiple cored jalapeño peppers with the corer
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great tool! The first time I tried to core jalapeños, I tried a variety of knives and any other sharp pointy tools I could find in the kitchen. It took me forever, made a huge mess, and no matter how careful I was, I still tore the tops off the jalapeños. I was determined to find a better way to core a silly jalapeño. I read reviews on Amazon for several different jalapeño corers, and I am SO glad I chose this one! It works great!! In just a short time, I had 14 perfectly cored jalapeños, with 14 intact cores (above). I highly recommend this tool!" —daetexas

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. A mattifying makeup primer that keeps your makeup looking fresh and crease-free even in the middle of a hot summer day. Gone are the days when your makeup starts melting down your face after five minutes in the sun!

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    Promising review: "I could go on and on about this magic face sauce, but instead I’m just gonna lead with the pictures from my random sweat test experiment and tell you what you’re seeing. I think it did a GREAT job of soaking up the oil on my nose and forehead, much better than any pressed or loose mattifying powders I use. The (picture on the right) is after I danced Lindy Hop, Shag, AND Balboa (all fairly rigorous dance lexicons in the swing dance family) for three hours in a hot crowded bar that had to be at least 90 degrees inside. According to my Fakebit, I did 20 thousand steps that night so I REALLY put this stuff to the hardest test I could manufacture! It’s lasted for forever, as well, so I definitely think it’s a good deal for the price. It’s small, but you don’t need a lot!" —Queenofthehouse

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    17. A jar of odor-removing gel to finally get rid of any unwanted smells around the house. Just open up the top of the jar and place it where smells tend to linger, and the gel will literally absorb the smell instead of masking it. It's a lifesaver for pet owners.

    The jar of odor-removing gel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have eight large breed dogs that have the run of the house, even though we sweep and vacuum twice a day you can still smell dog. I have little to nothing in the way of soft surfaces that hold odor and the whole house gets a deep clean three times a week, but the smell keeps popping up. I put three of these around my house and people have asked me if the dogs are not in the house anymore. It doesn't cover up the smell, it really eliminates it and leaves the house smelling crisp and clean." —BB Caldwell

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A bed sheet detangler that'll prevent your bed sheets from getting bunched up in the washing machine and dryer. They actually make your sheets dry faster with less wrinkles!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet
    Amazon

    These detanglers from Wad-Free aren't recommended for use with bamboo, eucalyptus, or rayon sheets.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Wad-Free is a small business that invented this laundry gadget to prevent sheets from tangling, twisting, and balling up during the laundry process.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    19. A pair of high-waisted bike shorts (with pockets!) to prevent the awful chafing that occurs in between your thighs during the summer. Wear these under your favorite dress, or pair with an oversized sweatshirt for a Princess Diana-leaving-the-gym look.

    Reviewer wearing the bike shorts that reach her knees
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    Promising review: "I bought these shorts not for exercising, but actually for the sole purpose to wear under dresses to help keep the dreaded chub rub at bay. To that end, they did their job! The shorts are soft and very stretchy, and protect my thick thighs from chafing under my dress. You can’t tell I was wearing anything underneath. The size chart was right on point." —Melissa P.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and 47 colors and styles).

    20. A Tushy bidet so easy to install and use, you'll wonder why you've been wasting your time with toilet paper. Give your bum the nice, clean, refreshed feel it deserves!

    Tushy

    Tushy offers a 60-day risk-free guarantee, and for every bidet sold, the company helps fund the build-out of clean toilets for the urban and rural poor.

    Promising review: "I've had my Tushy for about two months now, and I love it. It's way better than toilet paper. Also, it's great when you're on your period and have a heavy flow. It does take some trial and error to get the angle. It also takes some getting used to because your butt gets really wet. I had no plumbing knowledge, but it wasn't too hard to install. Just make sure you really tighten the hose!" —Shannah T.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (available in five knob colors and three limited edition colors)

    21. A vertical wireless mouse perfect for people with carpal tunnel or anyone who gets hand cramps after working all day. The design of the mouse keeps your hand in a natural position and reduces hand fatigue.

    model using a black vertical mouse
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "I have had my vertical mouse for one week, working every day and I can already feel the difference. Previously, by the end of the week, my hand and fingers would feel stiff. After just one week of using this fantastic mouse, my hand and fingers don't feel so stiff. Well worth the extra money to feel better." —Working From Home

    Get it from Office Depot for $99.99.

    22. A Filtrete air purifier to remove all of the dust, mold, pet hair, and any other microscopic nastiness that's floating through the air and making us sneeze. This one's specially designed for larger spaces up to 250 square feet, making it perfect for studio apartments or large open-concept areas.

    black filtrete air purifier in the entryway of a room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works better than expected. I like everything about it. On high, it’s hardly audible, and after a few minutes you don’t hear it at all. I have a studio apt which is a little bigger than the square footage mentioned, but pulls any smoke and the stuff in the air, from entire apt. For the price, I think it’s well worth the money." —Harry P

    Get it from Amazon for $151.66.

    23. A pack of vacuum-sealed storage bags for compressing your bulky bedding or off-season clothing that is currently crowding your closet. You'll be amazed at how flat everything gets when you suck all the air out of the bags!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    An editor on the BuzzFeed Shopping team LOVES these! Here's what she has to say: "WHY didn't I buy these vacuum storage bags sooner?? I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store nine or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I am literally going to order another pack of five today — my closet game is forever changed!!!

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in six sizes).

    Read her full in review in "Just 7 Things You'll Want To Try In June."

    24. A grout brush that removes even the most hard-to-reach, stuck-on crud from every inch of grout. The head swivels, which allows you to reach tight corners or odd angles.

    The swivel brush attached to a broom and scrubbing grout
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This works great standing up. I have very old and deeply-worn grout. Trying to get the floors clean was a hands-and-knees job. This brush cleans really well, is easy to use, and I am so glad not to be on my knees. Plus, I wrap a microfiber towel around the bristles and can then dry those really deep grout lines so the dirty water doesn't fill them." —OAH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    25. A Home Chef subscription if you want to cook at home more but don't really have the time or energy to come up with meal ideas and go grocery shopping. Reviewers love the easy instructions, variety of options available, and the quality of the food they receive.

    salmon and green beans on a plate with a home chef meal kit box next to it
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    This meal kit subscription offers gluten-free, dairy-free, meatless, calorie-conscious, and carb-conscious meals, so whatever your dietary preferences are, they'll have something for you! Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients and the instructions to cook the meal. Most meals take 30 minutes to cook, but there are also 15-minute meals as well as oven-ready meals that you just pop right into the oven when you're ready to eat.

    Promising review: "Excellent flavors, easy to make, good variety of meals, arrive fresh and correctly prepared every time. Couldn't be more pleased. Has saved me time and money during the busy weekdays!" —Jessica

    Get it from Home Chef for 6.99+/per serving.

    26. A water dispenser to place on the top of your water jug to get a free-flowing stream of water with just a touch of a button. So much easier than trying to lift the heavy jug!

    Reviewer using the dispenser to pour water from the jug, hands-free
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    Promising review: "I have being using a manual water dispenser for years, until I started feeling pain in my hands and fingers and decided to give this item a try. I charged the same day and it is still going on, even thought I replaced the five gallon empty water bottle several times. It works fantastic, is very nice, and very easy to use. Everybody in my household loves it and appreciates me more for getting it! Thank you very much to the inventor." —Marta S. Gallego

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    27. A lick mat that can be attached to a shower wall to distract skittish dogs with yummy peanut butter while their human gives them a bath or grooms them. Dog owners: I bet you're saying right now, "Why didn't I think of that?!"

    Chewy

    You can suction cup it to the wall.

    Promising review: "I love this simple but amazing mat so much. My dog hates baths and, although she’s huge, she tries to jump out of the bath leaving me and the floor soaking wet. Since this purchase, she stands patiently until her peanut butter is gone, and I get to give her the most thorough baths she’s ever had. best of all, I stay dry! I encourage you to purchase this!!!" —LunasMom

    Get it from Chewy for $10.95.

    28. A pair of compression running socks because finding the right socks is just as important as finding the right shoes for runners. These help with blood circulation, reduce swelling, and even wick away moisture, all of which will help you hit your mile goal.

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    According to their size chart, this fits men's sizes 5–14, and women's sizes 5.5–15.5.

    Promising review: "These socks feel great. I've been wearing them with everything: spinning shoes, running shoes, booties and flats. The support is the same in each shoe. It actually seems to help my knee pain issues and I can tell a distinct difference when I give them a break and wear other exercise socks. There is a little extra room in the toe area but that doesn't alter the fit in any of the footwear that I have been wearing." —Bev

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $9.76+ (available in sizes S/M–L/XL and seven colors).

    29. A pair of rubber gloves with built-in scrubbing bristles that make washing dishes, dare I say it, sort of fun?! Seriously — you'll feel like a mean lean scrubbing machine as you tackle dried pieces of food with ease.

    reviewer photo of a grey glove with scrubbing bristles on it
    amazon.com

    These'll last longer and stay cleaner than your traditional sponge.

    Promising review: "I bought these gloves to save my dry cracking hands and they are wonderful! I just had a baby and I’m constantly washing bottles and pumping accessories, therefore constantly washing my hands, and they are taking a beating. I love these gloves because I can still wash my bottles in hot water and can’t feel the heat through the gloves. I also love that they have bristles on the palms so I can wash anything with them. They are a little big on me, but other than that they are a great pair of cleaning gloves!" —Kelsi Wilde

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A seat cushion made with orthopedic gel and memory foam to keep your derrière feeling comfy during a 10-hour workday or a long road trip. It's like sitting on clouds!

    Reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95 (available in two colors)

    31. A drain cover if you don't have a garbage disposal and don't want scraps of food floating down your kitchen sink and clogging it up. You can also use it in the shower to catch hair.

    Hand lifting the silicone drain cover to show it protecting a sink drain
    Amazon

    Reviewers also say this is easier to clean than alternative hair catchers in showers (hello, conditioner buildup 🙃). They have suctions on the bottom so they'll stay in place.

    Promising review: "We do not have a garbage disposal in our kitchen. We have been using the sink drain stopper, but finally got tired of constantly cleaning them, as food would get stuck in the holes. I looked for a different solution for some time and thought this would be a cheap thing to try. They suction well and it's easy to pick up and wipe the food in the garbage. They clean so much faster than the original ones." —Deloris P.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.97.

    32. A bra extender to give you a few extra inches of comfort if your bra clasp tends to dig into your back all day long. You could also use it on bodysuits that attach in the crotch area for some much-needed extra breathing room.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I actually did not order this for a bra extender. I ordered it for my compression garment, which was too too tight between the crotch snap area and hurt me so bad, so I snapped the extender on the crotch area which was very easy to do, and now I have plenty of room to adjust the extender to my desire. It now feels very comfy, satisfied with my purchase." —Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five different inch spacings and four color combinations).

    33. An under-door seal for anyone with roommates or neighbors who just can't seem to ever use their inside voices. This fills up the gap at the bottom of your door, keeping sounds out and creating a quiet oasis in your bedroom.

    The draft-blocker attached to a door
    Amazon

    Reviewers also use this to keep cold air from coming into their house/room!

    Promising review: "I’m renting an apartment and my front door doesn’t brush up against the floor. There was about an inch gap which was annoying, because it meant light, noise, and bugs could get in. Ever since I’ve installed this, I’ve had almost no bugs, light, and so much less sound! It’s great. The sound blocking is especially amazing, because my bedroom is near the front door and I hated hearing my neighbors conversations clear as day in the stairwell. It practically matches the color of the door so it doesn’t stand out at all. It’s been on for a little over a month and I’ve had no issues. It’s been stuck where I placed it. I’m very happy with this product!" —airazedy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    34. A jar of Museum Gel to keep your most prized possessions from getting knocked over. Reviewers have placed the clear adhesive on their vases, frames, pots, and really anything on a shelf they don't want tumbling down. It's a must-have for people with cats who love to climb!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I read somewhere random online that museum gel could help cats from knocking stuff over. So I put this stuff under all my plants, and my cats no longer knock them over and break the pots! It has saved me so many messes. It's kind of like clear silly putty. You don't need a lot because it slowly smooths itself out and will leak over edges. It's super easy to take up and move around. It doesn't harm furniture or windows at all! If you have cats, this is basically a necessity." —djYAAAS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.78.

    35. A slow water feeder dog bowl that only dispenses water when your dog pushes down on the center with their tongue or snout, which will slow down any fast drinkers and prevent water from splashing out of the sides.

    Dog drinking from the no-spill bowl
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My dad's dog Zeke is a notoriously messy drinker. I don't even think he swallows his last gulp, just fills his mouth up and walks away leaving a trail of water behind him. When I found out my parents would be staying with us for a month, I needed a solution to protect my wood floors. I was intrigued by this bowl because I hoped it would cause him to drink slower and I was right! To train your dog that there is water in the bowl, take all other water sources away and then fill it so a little water sits above the paw shaped hole in the center. Both Zeke and my dog have adapted well to this and my floors are drier. There are still occasionally drops on the floor but no longer puddles, but I blame the dog not the bowl." —Bano

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two colors).

    36. A rechargeable electric lighter so you never have to worry about finding matches (or burning yourself with said matches) whenever you want to light a candle.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    A BuzzFeed Shopping team member loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Read more about why she loves this (and what other people on the BuzzFeed Shopping team swear by) in her full review.

    You once you start using these ridiculously smart products and realize how fantastic they are:

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